[Beijing Winter Olympics] It only takes 44 hours to convert the Winter Olympic Village to the Paralympic Village

  [Commentary] On November 26, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee held a news briefing for the Paralympics.

According to Yang Jinkui, director of the Paralympic Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, the construction of 5 competition venues and 3 winter Paralympic villages for the Paralympic Games has been completed simultaneously with the main construction of the venues.

  [Concurrent] Yang Jinkui, Director of the Paralympic Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  At present, the construction of 5 competition venues and 3 (Winter Paralympic Village) barrier-free facilities for the Winter (Parallel) Olympic Games has been completed simultaneously with the main stadium project. The barrier-free flow lines of the major customer groups are clear and smooth, and barrier-free is permanent. The facility construction standards, sustainable and humanized construction goals are clear.

In addition, in terms of accommodation, a total of 16 hotels have signed the "Accommodation and Reception Service Agreement" with the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. The total supply of hotel rooms is about 4,680, and 11 of the contracted hotels will newly renovate 109 barrier-free guest rooms.

  [Explanation] How to maintain and continue the barrier-free construction achievements of the Paralympic Winter Games?

Yang Jinkui said that in terms of facility accessibility, the barrier-free facilities of the permanent venues, as a planning and construction heritage, will continue to play a role along with the continued use of the venues, and at the same time provide a reference for the nation's and even the world's barrier-free construction.

  [Concurrent] Yang Jinkui, Director of the Paralympic Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  In terms of information accessibility, we have Braille, large print publications, barrier-free websites and mobile phone software as part of the cultural heritage, which can provide a reference for the improvement of information accessibility in the future.

In terms of service accessibility, the good service measures formed in the preparation of the event will provide some samples of services for the disabled in related fields and related events in the future, such as our "Accessibility Guide" and technical (indicator) atlas.

  [Explanation] The Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics will be held in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou competition areas.

According to Shen Qianfan, director of the Winter Olympics Village Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, each competition area has a Paralympic Village, and it only takes 44 hours to switch between the Winter Olympic Village and the Winter Paralympic Village.

  [Concurrent] Shen Qianfan, Director of Winter Olympic Village, Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  The Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou Winter Paralympic Villages will pre-open the villages on February 23, 2022, officially open the villages on February 25, and close the villages on March 16, providing 24-hour security services for athletes and team officials.

The transition period between the Winter Olympic Village and the Winter Paralympic Village is 44 hours from 12:00 on February 23 to 8:00 on February 25.

  [Explanation] Beijing Winter Olympic Village carried out the venue operation test work from November 20th to 21st. Shen Qianfan said that the test work for the Winter Paralympic Games has achieved the expected test results, and some problems to be improved have also been found, which will be carried out in the later period. Improve.

  [Concurrent] Shen Qianfan, Director of Winter Olympic Village, Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  For example, the faucet in a restaurant may be inconvenient because he is sitting on a wheelchair. It is inconvenient for him to switch the faucet. We need to use a long-necked "long-necked" faucet. For example, our polyclinic (entrance threshold) has a small The height difference is two centimeters, which will cause the inconvenience of the wheelchair; for example, the ramp of the wheelchair, the lighting and some warning tips should also be considered on the ramp.

  Dong Zeyu reports from Beijing

Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]

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